SciDataCon 2023, an integral part of International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data, will take place in Salzburg, Austria, 23-26 October 2023.

The International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are delighted to announce International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data, taking place on 23–26 October 2023, in Salzburg, Austria.

IDW 2023 will be hosted by the University of Salzburg through its interdisciplinary Data Science group and the Geoinformatics department, supported by the Governor of Salzburg and with assistance from the Austrian Academy of Sciences – GIScience and the European Umbrella Organization for Geographic Information.

International Data Week brings together a global community of data scientists and data stewards; researchers from all domains; data, interoperability and informatics experts from all fields (including geoinformatics, bioinformatics, cheminformatics etc); industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers.

This event will be an inclusive and celebratory Festival of Data, with in person and virtual components, highlighting the opportunities for the positive transformation of our world in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global challenges.

IDW 2023 will combine the RDA Plenary Meeting, the biannual meeting of this international member organization working to develop and support global infrastructure facilitating data sharing and reuse, and SciDataCon 2023, the scientific conference addressing the frontiers of data in research organized by CODATA and WDS.


There are seven overarching themes for SciDataCon 2023.

  • Advancing data through cutting-edge technology
  • Honouring all actors working with data
  • Advocating for Data Ethics
  • Championing Data beyond FAIR
  • Building resilient data in times of crises
  • Celebrating data pedagogy
  • Engaging with SciDataCon persistent themes

Key Dates

November 2022, call for sessions and papers released.

15 May 2023, deadline for sessions and papers.

31 May 2023, deadline for posters. 

12 June 2023, programme published.

23-26 October 2023, IDW-SciDataCon 2023.

For more information visit the IDW2023 webpages here and here.